Tri County Tech has transformed our culture and quality, leading us to be ranked among ‘Fortune’s Great Places to Work’ for four consecutive years. We also crossed a finish line ten years in the making when we won the prestigious presidential award for excellence: the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. We are passionate about sharing what we’ve built using the Baldrige framework. Multiple dates are available.

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“This achievement has inspired Tri County Tech to help other organizations to become great places to work and achieve world-class results.”

– Lindel Fields, Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer

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Improve Performance Quality & Get World-Class Results

Tri County Tech, one of 29 public technology centers in the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education System, serves the residents of three counties and has a vision of inspiring success through life-changing learning experiences. Tri County Tech provides scholarships and funding for student expenses such as medication, gasoline, clothing, and food with a goal that no student should be denied an education due to inability to pay. TCT has sustained top 25% nationally rankings for student completion/retention and placement for eight fiscal years. The institution also increased graduate wages to well above the national average while growing its own revenues 34 percent since 2009–without federal funding and despite a sizable reduction in state funding.

“This achievement has inspired Tri County Tech to help other organizations to become great places to work and achieve world-class results.”

– Lindel Fields, Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer

★★★★★

This past November, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross named Tri County Tech as one of five recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Celebrating its 31st anniversary this year, the Baldrige Award is a Presidential-level honor, recognizing exemplary practices among American organizations and businesses including an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and organizational improvement. Last year Tri County Tech earned recognition as a Baldrige Best Practice Organization for Leadership and Workforce Outcomes. For Tri County Tech, using the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence is about challenging themselves to live up to their potential as an organization. Learn More about the Baldrige Award.

Tri County Tech’s forward-thinking focus, not only on customers but also their workforce has created a high-performing, grace-filled culture of excellence. Tri County Tech added another year of being a Great Place to Work® to its locker of accolades after being named to Fortune magazine’s top-50 best small/medium workplace in the nation for four straight years.

We are committed to continuous improvement for its communities, students, parents, & workforce.

Conference Agenda

Day 1 | Thursday

8:30am – 9:00am Welcome & Breakfast Dr. Tammie Strobel
9:00am – 10:00am The Pursuit of Excellence Lindel Fields
10:00am – 11:00am Less is More, Stick to the Core Tonya Foreman & Dr. Tammie Strobel
11:00am – 12:15pm Campus Tour Tara Gotwalt and Kim Smith
12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch Tri County Tech Culinary Arts
1:00pm – 2:00pm 5D Performance Improvement and Innovation Management System Eric Randall and Kim Smith
2:00pm – 3:00pm Workgroup Plan of Excellence Dr. Jason Godfrey and Kerensa Kester
3:00pm – 4:00pm Cafe Style Speed Sharing Leadership Team
4:00pm – 5:30pm Board of Education Meeting Dr. Tammie Strobel
5:30pm – 7:30pm Social Hour and Dinner Tri County Culinary Arts Team

Day 2 | Friday

8:30am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am Learning Through Reflection Dr. Jason Godfrey
9:30am – 11:00am The Tri County Way Tara Gotwalt and Tara Stevens
11:00am – 12:30pm Superintendent’s Forum & Lunch Lindel Fields
12:30pm – 1:00pm Final Thoughts Lindel Fields and Dr. Tammie Strobel
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